Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Newbies Get Names...

You may remember a bit back that there were a couple of new kittens born and are in the barn at my parents house. It's always a guess on if the kittens will stay or if they will make it. They did, so since all three made it, they received names a couple of weekends ago.

This is Sam, she was named before we knew whether she was a boy or girl, so a name that could go either way was chosen.

Ozzy, is a boy, he has started to live up to his name, being a bit annoying as I'm guessing Ozzy Osborne would likely be in person.

Max, the Tom cat, and the Mother cat....they got such great names.

We have an Ozzy, so there is also an Harriet. She's a bit shy.

Eventually she will come out and play with the others, but she's not real keen on the humans. She purrs like crazy once you catch her, but catching her is a bit tricky.

Ozzy will jump right in, but not too far, he is a cat and they don't tend to like water too much.

I think Sam always seems to want to ask a question, but can't find the words.

Ozzy and Sam playing on a freshly wire brushed crate door, soon to be painted.

Sam is the runt of the litter. Maggie was the runt too, but she out grew that by leaps and bounds.

See there's that question again! What is it Sam, I'm an open book.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Remember When...

Sunday as luck would have it, I was driving back to Columbus as one of the Marrieds was having car issues. I being me, the most wonderful person ever, of course offered to give Ms. A a ride home so Mr. B could go off to work. This of course worked to my advantage, I got to go play instead of go home and do laundry.

We hung out at Ms. A's house for a bit and decided to take Ms. A's children to a park to play. Of course, this was decided and then by the time we actually got to the park it was just starting to get dark. The photos are much darker than it really was, poor camera work, but a fun evening venture.

The girls played at the side of a small creek next to a covered bridge (nope, I didn't think to take photos of the bridge).

Remember when the best thing ever was to simply throw rocks into a creek and watch them splash!

Oh wait, that was just on Sunday--I didn't throw any rocks, I was too busy with my camera.

I've got to remember to put the camera down and pick of a rock and give it a toss now an then.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Reading Program…

This summer I signed up for the adult reading program at my local library. Now get your minds out of the gutter, not that kind of adult! When I signed up, I was asked if I had a personal reading goal for the summer. I said 10 off handedly. Now, 10 books is great, but I wasn’t thinking it’s summer, I’m not likely to read as much because I’m going to be out enjoying the few days of sun Ohio actually gives during the summer. Once I gave the woman the number she then said I would receive a small prize if I reached my personal goal. What! Now I have to reach this goal for a piece of candy likely, but I feel I must reach the goal. I’m still working on it and only have until August 8 which is when the program ends.

Why sign up you ask. Well, I felt I should support the library as much as possible since at the time it was going through the entire budget issue and well for each book I read I get to submit a ticket for a drawing of prizes. Who doesn’t like free prizes.

Book number one was The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. I give it three stars out of five. It was an easy, good summer read. The main character is not perfect and has his own issues to deal with during the story, which adds to the interest of the story line. I really enjoyed the fact that the story line kept moving. I’m not a fan of what I call the Hemingway style—you know where it takes three pages to describe a yellow rose. It’s yellow, it’s a rose, thanks, I’ve seen one of those in my life, no further explanation needed. I also liked the fact that I didn’t have to know Connelly’s previous books to enjoy this one. So, if you are looking for a good mystery, look for it in your local library. *grin*

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blogged Out...

Dear Readers:

As you can see from the past month or some, there is little I have actually written about. I'm not blogged out in that I want to pack in the towel and give up, but I'm simply out of interesting topics to write or rant about. So, fun readers, I'm looking for blog ideas. What would you want to read about during your lunch hours, late nights, bored moments? No topic is really out of the question. Of course at this point, I don't know if there are readers, some of you may have dropped off due to the lack of interesting topics here.

I look forward to hearing from you if you are out there.



Friday, July 17, 2009


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Few Favs...

When it comes to TV, I'm not a reality person. I do however enjoy my crime. Here are just a couple of favs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blowing In The Wind…

Many might read this title and think of the 60’s song. However, I’m referencing hair blowing in the wind. Back hair. Yikes, I’m not kidding. Last night as I was driving to have dinner with the Marrieds. Ah, how I love the marrieds, such good kids.

Anyway, in my travels, I had to drive behind a motercycle for a bit, then he was in the lane next to me. Now normally I would simply admire the motercycle and smile. However, this time, I was forced to admire or keep from barfing really at the back hair of this guy blowing in the wind. This guy did not think it was important to wear a shirt while riding on his bike and he didn’t feel the need to shave his back either. OH MY GOODNESS it was crazy long and it was thick and gross. ICK! Why, why force me to stare at this.

Men should shave that back hair or wax it or keep your shirt on!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

The popsicle…

I have rediscovered the popsicle.

Did you know…

*Popsicle sticks were first made from Birch wood.

*In 1905, the Popsicle was invented by an eleven-year-old Frank Epperson.

* Frank left his fruit flavored soda outside on the porch with a stir stick in it. The drink froze to the stick and tasted good.

*18 years later in 1923 Epperson applied for a patent for a "frozen ice on a stick" called the Epsicle ice pop, which his children re-named the Popsicle.

I bought a box of the ones that are in the long plastic tube. They are yummers, I had a blue raspberry one for lunch.

Go out, enjoy the popsicle, if you want you can even crush them up in a cup and add a bit of gray goose, not your 5 year olds popsicle.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A New Project...

I'm not a big crafter, especially compared to many others that I know, but I do enjoy a good project every now and then.

Over the weekend I was given a gift of a new ball of yarn, thanks! The yarn is for a new project, I can't start it just yet, I don't have the correct size knitting needles, so I'll have to make a trip to the store before the project can begin, but it is on my level and I think I'll be able to pull it off.

I'll try to take pictures once it is complete, but keep in mind it could take me months.

For those who are crafty, enjoy this cartoon, borrowed from Lion Yarn.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Holiday Weekend...

I hope you all had a great 4th. I enjoyed watermelon, fair like fries, and fireworks, you can't get much more 4th of July than that. I took pics of some fireworks, not of the other stuff. *grin*

Friday, July 03, 2009

Have a safe and Happy July 4th.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Summer if Finally Here...

It has taken me three days to get these up on the web, argh, the system did not want to accept photos for some reason. Darn Blogger!

I love bubbles! These are a nice sign that summer is truly here. Hello Summer!